In California, efforts to reduce health disparities raise privacy concerns

Christopher Cadelago reports:

California’s health insurance exchange wants to collect and use data on a raft of sensitive customer information, from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and gender identity.

How officials will tackle the task without running afoul of privacy laws remains an open question. A policy on collecting demographic characteristics – potentially far more than currently reported in doctor’s offices and passed along to the government – has yet to be developed.

Read more on The Sacramento Bee. Will this become one of the “road to Hell is paved with good intentions” messes?

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